It is possible that the judge may award court costs against you, as you have broken a clear term of the tenancy agreement, and the landlord is entitled to challenge you on that.
Originally Posted by amylizzle
To lower the chance of this happening, I would write to the landlord at the address given for him/her on your tenancy agreement, stating that you will be leaving at the end of your fixed term, and you will make sure that if any damage was to occur, you will put it right before you leave.
Make it clear that this will be your defence to any action, and will use this letter as evidence why you will dispute any costs that he may try and ask the court for.
Allow tenants to protect their own deposits. I want free money when they do it wrong